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Second Take: What Our Resident Teenager Thinks About The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept

(By Tom Lohnes) – (Editor’s note: McTag posted a great piece about this car today and as Tom crafted this work last evening, I didn’t want to stuff it on the shelf. His perspective...

The China Syndrome: Ford Has Released A New 2023 Explorer For The Chinese Market – How Much Of It Is Coming Here?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ford jut unveiled an “all-new” 2023 Explorer for China, and it might just give us some hints at the refreshed Explorer hitting US shores in 2024. Interesting…. Boasting...

Ballin’ On A (Pretty Large) Budget: The 2023 Genesis G90 Delivers Features And Performance For Far Less Than Rivals

(By Tom Lohnes) – The 2023 Genesis G90 is just about ready to hit the market, so they just released pricing on it. Sure enough, it’s still the value player in its segment, but it is...

Into The Fray: Is Toyota Planning On A New Sports Car That Will Allow Them To Go GT3 Racing?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Toyota’s GR department is red-hot right now. Surprisingly one of the only performance sub-brands without an SUV available, GR has three new models, all available with a...

Let The Beat Drop: The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Has Nearly 350hp and Fun Potential For Days

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Honda Civic Type R is a storied vehicle. Starting in 1997, Japan has received the Civic Type R as a standard Civic hatch with literally everything beefed up and revised...

Soft Launch: The Return Of The Pontiac GTO In 2004 Was Not Exactly As The Company Planned It

We’re guessing people in Pontiac’s marketing wing cringed when they saw this review of the relaunched Pontiac GTO in 2004. Why? Well, because when a middle of the road outfit like...

A Glimpse Into The Future: Toyota Announces The Return Of The Crown Name To American Shores – Multiple New Models Coming

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Toyota Crown is a name most Americans do not remember, because it was Toyota’s flagship model back in the mid-to-late 70’s when Toyota really wasn’t what they are...

The BMW M3 Touring Is A Hot Rod Wagon Made For Here But We’ll Never See It

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well, this one hurts. The 2023 BMW M3 Touring has gotten endless hype from all over the world. There are many European, Asian, and American customers happily awaiting the...

When 320 Was Plenty: This Look At The 1995 Kenny Brown 320X Mustang Is Fun

Oh how the times have changed. You can waltz into a Chevrolet or Ford dealer these days, buy yourself a four banger equipped Camaro or Mustang and give the 1995 Kenny Brown 320x all it would handle...

Don’t Call It A Comeback: The 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL Harks To The Past With Big Power, Tech, and Balance

(By Tom Lohnes) – About 10 years ago, BMW teased us with what looked like the return of the legendary 3.0 CSL, but it never came to be. The modern concept car carried all of the beautiful...

Integra Easter Egg: The Acura That Riled Up The Internet Is Winning Some Back With Neat Features And Nods To The Past

(By Tom Lohnes) – We all know by now that the Acura Integra has and always will be a poshed-up Civic with a better engine. Sure, the old ones from the late 80’s to the mid 2000’s were...

A Much Needed Revamp: Lexus Freshens The RX Lineup From Top To Bottom – More Horsepower, Handling, Performance

(By Tom Lohnes) – Since the mid 1990’s the Lexus RX has been a staple of the luxury crossover. With ample room, tons of modern features, and a solid, reliable, powertrain as standard, the RX...

A Return To Form: The MC20 Cielo Is A Beautiful, Fast, and Exclusive Maserati, The Way They Should All Be

(By Tom Lohnes) – Believe it or not, it has nearly been 2 years since Maserati unveiled their MC20 supercar. Yep, time flies. Obviously, the pandemic affected a lot in the automotive industry,...

Game Changer: This Great Video Tells The Origin Story Of The Legend Datsun 240Z

There are cars that are well remembered. There are cars that are well loved. Those are actually pretty common. What isn’t common is a car that can be singularly named as one that transformed...